In the spirit of serenity (and an ode to a lovely 2 1/2 day spa vacation my husband and I are wrapping up) I’m posting this gentle design with these thoughts:

Watercolor and gouache amethyst, gold and pearl drop pendant rendering by Joana Miranda
Watercolor and Gouache Amethyst, Gold and Pearl Drop Pendant Rendering by Joana Miranda

“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”

(Dalai Lama)

“What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?”

(Henry David Thoreau)

“The best things in life aren’t things.”

(Art Buchwald)


  1. Helen Reich says:

    I like this one a lot. There is curvi-ness (is that a word?) reflected in every part of this pendant. Also, the colors are just so harmonious. The whole result is very elegant and regal looking. Am I correct in guessing that this one could be made relatively inexpensively, except for the gold?

  2. Hi Helen,

    Glad you like this one. Yes, it wouldn’t be outrageously expensive since amethysts are not too costly and the setting is fairly simple. Gold, of course, is high right now…I can’t believe that it was only at about $500 when I started working for David Liska just 4 years ago.

    But there is lots about this economy that I’m not able to wrap my mind around these days, either.

    Hope you have a nice weekend!

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